Use PowerShell to find your physical network adapter

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 20 Feb. 2014 / Last Updated on 20 Feb. 2014]

A tip on how to use PowerShell to find your physical network adapter

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to find your physical network adapter.

Question: You want to find information about only your physical network adapter. How can you do this?

Answer: On Windows 8.1 using Windows PowerShell 4.0 add the –physical switch to your Get-NetAdapter command. This command appears here:

Get-NetAdapter -Physical

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

 

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